D.T. Pennington

Writer – Photographer – Creative Coach

Tag: 2023

  • You Should Own Everything on your #SpotifyWrapped

    You Should Own Everything on your #SpotifyWrapped

    • Your Apps Are Worthless

      Your Apps Are Worthless

      The more apps I use, the more things I need to tend, the less energy I have to write/ read/ nap/ think/ whatever. Think of it like “app zero.”

    • The Gallery Next Door

      The Gallery Next Door

      Show me what you are. Don’t wait to pick up on a clue of something you think I might like – I’d rather you show me what you’re into. Let…

    • Entertained to the Death of It

      Entertained to the Death of It

      The viewers of Entertainment can’t look away and their bodies rot while they watch TV. Why read a book when you can scroll through Instagram? Why read the history of…

    • All The Good Stuff Is At The Bottom

      All The Good Stuff Is At The Bottom

      “Having to read footnotes resembles having to go downstairs to answer the door while in the midst of making love.”

    • I Won’t Like It

      I Won’t Like It

      It’s not that I think pop culture creates sub-par stuff. It’s how we’re asked to perceive popular culture that steps on the significance it could have. We’re not asking questions…

    • What The Hell Is a Hobby?

      What The Hell Is a Hobby?

      This all reminds me of Parkinson’s Law: work contracts to fit the time you give it. My goal is fairly simple: restrict my “work” to 15 hours a week. Three,…

    $30K paid for the physical recording. But that’s not counting the years of writing that went into it. Every song you hear is someone’s effort, it is someone’s art. When you buy an album, you’re buying a work of art.

  • Notes From The Low Country

    Notes From The Low Country

    • Your Apps Are Worthless

      Your Apps Are Worthless

      The more apps I use, the more things I need to tend, the less energy I have to write/ read/ nap/ think/ whatever. Think of it like “app zero.”

    • The Gallery Next Door

      The Gallery Next Door

      Show me what you are. Don’t wait to pick up on a clue of something you think I might like – I’d rather you show me what you’re into. Let…

    • Entertained to the Death of It

      Entertained to the Death of It

      The viewers of Entertainment can’t look away and their bodies rot while they watch TV. Why read a book when you can scroll through Instagram? Why read the history of…

    • All The Good Stuff Is At The Bottom

      All The Good Stuff Is At The Bottom

      “Having to read footnotes resembles having to go downstairs to answer the door while in the midst of making love.”

    • I Won’t Like It

      I Won’t Like It

      It’s not that I think pop culture creates sub-par stuff. It’s how we’re asked to perceive popular culture that steps on the significance it could have. We’re not asking questions…

    • What The Hell Is a Hobby?

      What The Hell Is a Hobby?

      This all reminds me of Parkinson’s Law: work contracts to fit the time you give it. My goal is fairly simple: restrict my “work” to 15 hours a week. Three,…

    Here, the world is ruled by the ocean. Everywhere else you know, the river flows into the ocean. Here, the ocean flows just as much into the land. The water is just as fresh as it is brackish. The tides can make your day just as easily as they can ruin it – I suppose…

  • Notes on: The Lower East Side

    Notes on: The Lower East Side

    • Your Apps Are Worthless

      Your Apps Are Worthless

      The more apps I use, the more things I need to tend, the less energy I have to write/ read/ nap/ think/ whatever. Think of it like “app zero.”

    • The Gallery Next Door

      The Gallery Next Door

      Show me what you are. Don’t wait to pick up on a clue of something you think I might like – I’d rather you show me what you’re into. Let…

    • Entertained to the Death of It

      Entertained to the Death of It

      The viewers of Entertainment can’t look away and their bodies rot while they watch TV. Why read a book when you can scroll through Instagram? Why read the history of…

    • All The Good Stuff Is At The Bottom

      All The Good Stuff Is At The Bottom

      “Having to read footnotes resembles having to go downstairs to answer the door while in the midst of making love.”

    • I Won’t Like It

      I Won’t Like It

      It’s not that I think pop culture creates sub-par stuff. It’s how we’re asked to perceive popular culture that steps on the significance it could have. We’re not asking questions…

    • What The Hell Is a Hobby?

      What The Hell Is a Hobby?

      This all reminds me of Parkinson’s Law: work contracts to fit the time you give it. My goal is fairly simple: restrict my “work” to 15 hours a week. Three,…

    You want this to matter. You want to feel the magic flow from every surface, from every person, the moment you step off the plane. You want this to be worthwhile. On the average, this is a moment of spending. From one block to the next, one swipe to the next, one card to the…

  • Erecting the Seasonal Gravestones

    Erecting the Seasonal Gravestones

    • Your Apps Are Worthless

      Your Apps Are Worthless

      The more apps I use, the more things I need to tend, the less energy I have to write/ read/ nap/ think/ whatever. Think of it like “app zero.”

    • The Gallery Next Door

      The Gallery Next Door

      Show me what you are. Don’t wait to pick up on a clue of something you think I might like – I’d rather you show me what you’re into. Let…

    • Entertained to the Death of It

      Entertained to the Death of It

      The viewers of Entertainment can’t look away and their bodies rot while they watch TV. Why read a book when you can scroll through Instagram? Why read the history of…

    • All The Good Stuff Is At The Bottom

      All The Good Stuff Is At The Bottom

      “Having to read footnotes resembles having to go downstairs to answer the door while in the midst of making love.”

    • I Won’t Like It

      I Won’t Like It

      It’s not that I think pop culture creates sub-par stuff. It’s how we’re asked to perceive popular culture that steps on the significance it could have. We’re not asking questions…

    • What The Hell Is a Hobby?

      What The Hell Is a Hobby?

      This all reminds me of Parkinson’s Law: work contracts to fit the time you give it. My goal is fairly simple: restrict my “work” to 15 hours a week. Three,…

    The world was not golds and oranges. No, those were when everything was tinted with the blue light of computer screens focused on greed.

  • Notes on: The Summer Cold

    Notes on: The Summer Cold

    • Your Apps Are Worthless

      Your Apps Are Worthless

      The more apps I use, the more things I need to tend, the less energy I have to write/ read/ nap/ think/ whatever. Think of it like “app zero.”

    • The Gallery Next Door

      The Gallery Next Door

      Show me what you are. Don’t wait to pick up on a clue of something you think I might like – I’d rather you show me what you’re into. Let…

    • Entertained to the Death of It

      Entertained to the Death of It

      The viewers of Entertainment can’t look away and their bodies rot while they watch TV. Why read a book when you can scroll through Instagram? Why read the history of…

    • All The Good Stuff Is At The Bottom

      All The Good Stuff Is At The Bottom

      “Having to read footnotes resembles having to go downstairs to answer the door while in the midst of making love.”

    • I Won’t Like It

      I Won’t Like It

      It’s not that I think pop culture creates sub-par stuff. It’s how we’re asked to perceive popular culture that steps on the significance it could have. We’re not asking questions…

    • What The Hell Is a Hobby?

      What The Hell Is a Hobby?

      This all reminds me of Parkinson’s Law: work contracts to fit the time you give it. My goal is fairly simple: restrict my “work” to 15 hours a week. Three,…

    The drugs keep me upright and focused. Two parts Dexedrine, five parts dextromethorphan, three parts doxylamine, drink it down with some cold coffee and you’re good for the morning. It is nothing any sane doctor would recommend, but the hours melt away and the words pile up and the little checkmarks on my to-do list…

  • Notes On: The Manifesto

    Notes On: The Manifesto

    • Your Apps Are Worthless

      Your Apps Are Worthless

      The more apps I use, the more things I need to tend, the less energy I have to write/ read/ nap/ think/ whatever. Think of it like “app zero.”

    • The Gallery Next Door

      The Gallery Next Door

      Show me what you are. Don’t wait to pick up on a clue of something you think I might like – I’d rather you show me what you’re into. Let…

    • Entertained to the Death of It

      Entertained to the Death of It

      The viewers of Entertainment can’t look away and their bodies rot while they watch TV. Why read a book when you can scroll through Instagram? Why read the history of…

    • All The Good Stuff Is At The Bottom

      All The Good Stuff Is At The Bottom

      “Having to read footnotes resembles having to go downstairs to answer the door while in the midst of making love.”

    • I Won’t Like It

      I Won’t Like It

      It’s not that I think pop culture creates sub-par stuff. It’s how we’re asked to perceive popular culture that steps on the significance it could have. We’re not asking questions…

    • What The Hell Is a Hobby?

      What The Hell Is a Hobby?

      This all reminds me of Parkinson’s Law: work contracts to fit the time you give it. My goal is fairly simple: restrict my “work” to 15 hours a week. Three,…

    The first draft of every manifesto comes from a place of fear, anxiety, frustration – a position of “fuck this.” A single event – bad traffic, an asshole boss, an absurdly horrible day – and the pressure is let off. The gas burns, the rant begins. Most people rant, rave, have three glasses of wine…